Table 4

Postoperative BCVA at 6 months according to the number of affected bands within the ORL

Subgroups at 6 months, n (%)=253
ELM(−); EZ(−); CIZ(−)
18 (7.1%)
ELM(+); EZ(−); CIZ(−)
26 (10.3%)
ELM(+); EZ(+); CIZ(−)
116 (45.8%)
ELM(+); EZ(+); CIZ(+)
93 (36.8%)
P value
BCVA (logMAR, mean±SD)0.8±0.30.5±0.30.3±0.20.1±0.1p<0.001*
  • (-) band defect, (+) intact band.

  • *Kruskal-Wallis test.

  • BCVA, best-corrected visual acuity; CIZ, cone interdigitation zone; ELM, external limiting membrane; EZ, ellipsoid zone; logMAR, logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution; ORL, outer retinal layer.